Launched in 2010, Benchmark House Histories offers a bespoke service professionally researched and written texts about the history of a particular house/pub/ hotel. We have worked on a wide range of properties from cottages to castles: our first book was on Chilham Castle in Kent. Other subjects include Victorian and Georgian terraces, mills, rectories, thatched cottages, court lodges, medieval hall houses, forges and more. See here for some of our past book projects.
The process involves researching and writing the history of a property and presenting the resulting material in an individually designed, hardback book or as a large framed print. There is also the option of including professionally taken photographs of the house and garden for a visually rich presentation or a line drawing of the property.
We have been featured in the Telegraph, Sunday Times, Independent, Tatler, Country Life, House & Garden, Grand Designs, Period Living and on BBC TV South East.
The books and printed wall histories make unique gifts for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries (yours or your property's) and retirements, and can be used as a marketing tool in the sale of your property.